Short-break Birds & Lisbon Programme
Lisbon & the Tagus Estuary
Birds & Nature Tours Portugal
Lisbon is the only European capital located right next to a rich, globally famous birdwatching hotspot, the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve. And some of the very best birding spots of this protected area lie only 20 minutes drive from Lisbon Airport or the city centre! We have taken full advantage of this and designed our Birds & Lisbon Programme, bringing together the best of urban and rural highlights.
In this programme, participants enjoy Lisbon at their leisure (staying in a Lisbon hotel) and, guided by Birds & Nature, also discover the wonderful bird life of the famed Tagus estuary, the most important Portuguese wetland and one of the principal wetlands in Europe.
This remarkable protected area offers an extensive bird list that includes Greater Flamingo, White Stork, Eurasian Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis, Little Bittern, Squacco and Purple Herons, Booted Eagle, Black-winged Kite, Purple Swamphen, Little Bustard, Collared Pratincole, Little Owl, Pallid Swift, Eurasian Hoopoe, Common Kingfisher, European Bee-eater, Bluethroat, Sardinian, Dartford, Savi’s and Melodious Warblers, Iberian Chiffchaff, Iberian Grey and Woodchat Shrikes, Iberian Magpie, Spotless Starling, Rock Sparrow, European Serin, Cirl Bunting and an excellent selection of ducks, waders, gulls and terns.
In practical terms, after we pick you up from the Airport, it is only about 20 minutes before you can expect to be seeing Greater Flamingo, Glossy Ibis, Squacco and Purple Herons, Black-winged Kite, Eurasian Hoopoe, Iberian Magpie…
And next morning you will be enjoying great views of unique species like the Castle of São Jorge, the Monument to the Discoveries, the Tower of Belém, the Jerónimos Monastery…
For additional details about this programme and about our other birdwatching programmes, please have a look in the following links: http://www.birds.pt/26/Other-Tours and http://www.birds.pt/31/Tours-in-Portugal-e-Spain